as rare (or scarce) as hen's teeth

as rare (or scarce) as hen's teeth
as rare (or scarce) as hen's teeth
extremely rare.
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  • scarce as hen's teeth —    To say that something is as scarce as hen s teeth emphasizes that it is extremely rare, to the point of non existence.     Take enough supplies. Water is as scarce as hen s teeth where you re going! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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  • hen — ► NOUN 1) a female bird, especially of a domestic fowl. 2) (hens) domestic fowls of either sex. ● as rare (or scarce) as hen s teeth Cf. ↑as scarce as hen s teeth ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • hen — noun 1》 a female bird, especially of a domestic fowl.     ↘(hens) domestic fowls of either sex.     ↘used in names of various rails and other birds, e.g. native hen.     ↘a female lobster, crab, or salmon. 2》 Scottish used as an affectionate term …   English new terms dictionary

  • scarce — adjective 1) food was scarce scarce financial resources Syn: in short supply, scant, scanty, meager, sparse, short, hard to find, hard to come by, too little, insufficient, deficient, inadequate, lacking, wanting; a …   Thesaurus of popular words

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